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Archives for 2011

Public Private Partnership Week: Performance with Purpose

Dr. Derek Yach is Senior Vice President of Global Health and Agriculture Policy at PepsiCo, Inc. As part of USAID’s 50th Anniversary, the Agency is celebrating Public-Private Partnerships Week October 17-21, 2011 to highlight the mutual benefit that development and business have in establishing public-private partnerships (PPP) and to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the […]

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Saving Lives, Improving Health with Simple Act of Handwashing with Soap

Studies show that washing hands with soap is one of the most effective and inexpensive ways to prevent diseases: it can cut deaths from diarrhea by almost half and from acute respiratory infections by a quarter. On Saturday, people across the globe celebrated the fourth annual Global Handwashing Day. Last year, over 200 million people […]

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Rebuilding a City, and Lessons of Post Disaster Urban Recovery

Charles A. Setchell is Senior Shelter, Settlements, and Hazard Mitigation Advisor in USAID’s Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance. In the field of disaster relief and recovery we face a growing challenge of urbanization. This was the focus of a recent panel discussion at the Brookings Institution. Urban areas account for perhaps one percent of […]

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FWD: The Faces Behind the Crisis

It is hard to imagine summoning the courage to walk up to 100 miles toward an unknown refugee camp in another country.  That more than 700,000 refugees from Somalia already made this journey is remarkable. Of course many who started the journey did not make it to the end. Others perished at home, either too […]

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From the Field

In Nicaragua, we joined the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Nicaragua to celebrate World Food Day.  Three important USAID food security programs will be highlighted in the celebration. In Kenya, we will launch the first of a series of county youth forums to engage Kenyan youth. […]

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Reaching Most-at-Risk Populations with HIV Counseling and Testing in Brazil

Over the summer, I visited Brazil with representatives from USAID’s Caribbean Regional HIV Program.  The Caribbean team was interested in learning about USAID/Brazil’s innovative HIV counseling and testing program, Quero Fazer, which is implemented by the Associação Espaço de Prevenção e Atenção Humanizada (EPAH). EPAH manages Quero Fazer, a project designed specifically to reach most-at-risk […]

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Public-Private Partnerships Week: “Helping Babies Breathe” Offers Invigorating Possibilities for Newborn Health Worldwide

This blog was originally posted by Lily Kak on January 6, 2011. It is excerpted and updated here in honor of USAID’s Public-Private Partnership Week, Oct.17-21, 2011. Sixty seconds – that is all it takes to breathe life into a newborn that is gasping for air. This is the golden minute that can mean the difference […]

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Public-Private Partnerships Week: New Cisco Alliance Kicks off Partnership Week

Last week was a busy one for me in Moscow. On Tuesday and Wednesday, I attended international forums dedicated to Millennium Development Goals 4, 5, and 6, speaking on a panel about HIV/AIDS.  On Wednesday I met with USAID/Russia program implementers and other stakeholders.  And on Thursday, I had the pleasure of addressing over a […]

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Blog Action Day: Highlighting the Devastating Crisis in the Horn of Africa

Ed note: This post originally appeared on the White House Blog. As part of Blog Action Day, the White House’s Courtney O’Donnell, who traveled to refugee camps in Kenya this summer with Dr Jill Biden, reflects on how we can all make a difference in the lives of those suffering in the Horn of Africa. […]

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Making Progress in the Fight Against Hunger: World Food Day 2011

Jonathan Shrier serves as Acting Feed the Future Acting Deputy Coordinator for Diplomacy/Acting Special Representative for Global Food Security, and Ertharin Cousin serves as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture.  Originally posted on DipNote, the U.S. Department of State Official Blog. Today, World Food Day, reminds us that hunger is a […]

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